What Happened on June 25

Significant Events

  • 1678 Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia is awarded a doctorate of philosophy, the 1st woman to receive a university doctoral degree or PhD
  • 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn: US 7th Cavalry under Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull in what has become famously known as "Custer's Last Stand"
  • 1929 US President Herbert Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)
  • 1950 North Korea invades South Korea, beginning the Korean War
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June 25 in Film & TV

  • 1967 First global satellite television programme "Our World" broadcast featuring 19 acts representing 19 nations including The Beatles singing "All You Need is Love"

June 25 in Music

  • 1967 First global satellite television programme "Our World" broadcast featuring 19 acts representing 19 nations including The Beatles singing "All You Need is Love"
  • 1984 Prince releases his "Purple Rain" album

June 25 in Sport

Did You Know?

First use of the rainbow flag, symbol of gay pride, made by Gilbert Baker at a march in San Francisco

On June 25, 1978


Would You Believe?

Fork introduced to American dining by Governor Winthrop

On June 25, 1630

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • 1997 "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) divorces actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 months of marriage
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